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>>> the fight over president obama's health care l >>> the fight over president obama's health care law takes center stage on capitol hill today. lawmakers prepare to grill health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius on the government's faulty insurance website and the millions of americans who have had their insurance policies canceled. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the united states historically? >> yes. >> the government's spy secrets come into the open. two of the nation's top intelligence officials defend the program that puts dozens of leaders under surveillance. >>> and while the red sox prepare for game six in the world series in boston, airplane trouble keeps the cardinals stuck in st. louis until late last night. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 30th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, president obama heads to boston today where he'll talk about his health insurance law. the affordable care act has been plagued by serious computer glitches
to obama care? republicans in congress are all about numbers these days. gop members have released new documents showing just six people successfully enrolled on the first day of the new health care exchange. now, six the first day, just 248 more by day two and according to an aide for these republican committee members, a laundry list of issues kept people from getting on the site and getting the job done. >> we're working every day to make improvements to this wholly unsatisfactory website. i want to make clear nobody is more unsatisfied with the way that website has performed since the launch than the president of the united states. but we're working every day to improve it. >> so there is new evidence of a growing group within the president's own party that they are revolting against the problems plaguing the health care rollout. "the new york times" reporting there's worry about the impact against democratic candidates in next year's elections. >> democrat senators that are running for re-election want to delay because they don't want to face the people that are being affected
meeting demand. a judge is set to make a ruling on thursday. >>> the obama administration official who oversaw the disastrous launch of the obama care website told lawmakers she's sorry. >> to the millions of americans who attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll, i want to apologize to you. the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> officials knew obama care wasn't ready for prime time or any time for that matter. cnn reports people who worked on the project warned the white house in september that the website wasn't ready to go live. >>> well, the fallout is expanding beyond the botched launch. jim says a hot question now is did the president mislead americans to sell his signature law? >> it's a presidential sales pitch. >> if you like your plan, keep your plan. >> millions of americans aren't buying anymore. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. >> as obama care becomes reality, construction workers are finding they can't k
with the obama website. can she save the important federal program and her job? plus this. >> a huge flamg object believed to ba meteorite fell on a farm in the neighborhood of grover es's mill, nmg new jersey. >> 75 years old, the broadcast to friented listeners like never before. a look at other son well's out of this world performance. >>> and anger management after chris brown's latest arrest. the singer is making a decision on his future. >>> all right. we begin with the obama administration facing a firestorm of criticism on two fronts. there's health care and an important hearing we will have more on that in a moment. >> but first the growing calls to stop spying on allies. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: under fire for allegedly spying on americans and america's friends. the nation's spy chief made no apologies. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and only work within the law. >> u.s. intelligence listened in on the conversations of 35 american allies. reports that drew sharp criticism from top members of congress in both parties. >> the repo
>>> making news in america this morning -- the blame game for the obama care rollout woes grows more tense. and did the president break a promise about the health care overhaul? we're live in washington. >>> in-flight arrest. this morning, a pilot is in police custody. what passengers said he did that could land him in jail. >>> torn apart, the inside of a car ripped to shreds. but this was no accident. what kind of animal did this type of damage? >>> plus, moved to tears. a baby has a classic reaction to her mom singing a tune. >>> good wednesday morning. the cabinet member at the center of the affordable care law's botched rollout is expected to face harsh questioning today. >> lawmakers are expected to grill secretary kathleen sebelius, as the president's past comments come back to haunt him. abc's tahman bradley is live in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. the obama administration is apologizing for the botched obama care rollout. and today, the person in charge takes the hot seat. today, the woman who manages obama car
rollout. cnn has new information this morning about red flags raised well before the obama care site went live. cnn's brianna keilar is following all of this for us. what do we know? >> reporter: we've obtain a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are iter it mittently unavailable, meaning the site stops working at times. plainly stated warnings and yet they weren't passed on to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until after the site launched. >> i this it became clear fairly early on, the first couple of days -- >> not before that, thou
congressional grilling on the rollout debacle of healthcare.gov. while president obama talks up the program. >>> remember the movie "casablanca"? the leader of nsa intelligence likens the wire tapping controversy to theilm. >>> say it ain't so. a wine shortage is predicted for our future. >>> only minor injuries from this crash. >>> a woman plans to give overweight children letters, not candy, on halloween. >>> and the triple dog dare that had us asking if your tongue would stick to a pole in freezing temps. a monument for "a christmas story." >>> this is "early today" for wednesday, october 30. >>> good morning. obama care will be on the spot light again today on capitol hill. hearings tuesday were filled with hated exchanges. for the first time the administration issued a direct apology for the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website. tracie potts joins us with the latest. just a matter of hours before they get moving again. >> reporter: exactly. today you will hear from kathleen sebelius, the head of health and human services. her department is in charge of the site. s this is her eight-p
president obama know and when did he know it? today, the directors of the national intelligence and nsa testify on capitol hill. the president has ordered a review of intelligence gathering. cnn's jim sciutto joins us from washington. >> reporter: the administration now considering hard limits on intelligence gathering. particularly of word leaders overseas. this is part of a see view that began this summer. the same review which is how the white house says the president first learned on spying on foreign leaders such as german's angela merkel. saying the president did not know she in particular was a target and would not know specific targets as a matter of policy. another official telling cnn he would have had to have known about the framework of such programs, including the countries targeted. still, a lot of hard questions for the administration to answer. president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel. in an interview, he both defended u.s. intelligence activities. >> the national security operations ge
. it saved his life. the dramatic story coming up. >>> the obama care administration rethinking its approach to the nsa spying scandal. the president ordering a full review of intelligence operations, specifically where foreign leaders are concerned. let's bring in jim sciutto who's following developments live in washington. >> reporter: the white house taking a hard look at the benefits and costs of this surveillance. this is part of a review that began this summer, the same review which is how the white house said the president first learn of spying on foreign leaders. administration officials saying the president did not know she was a target and would not know specific targets but another u.s. official telling cnn that he would have had to know about the framework of such surveillance programs including the country's target. still very hard questions for the administration to answer here. the president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. al lies, like germany's chancellor angela america. but in an interview with fusion, he both defended -- >> the nationa
: president obama has been on the road -- defending the affordable care act. >> catherine: it's happening on the same day that the health and human services secretary faced some very tough questions on capitol hill. karin kay-fuh has the story. healthcare reform in this state was a success. that doesn't mean it was perfect right away. seat >> reporter:president obama chose boston's faneuil hall to draw a comparison between the slow start for the massachusetts health care law signed in 2006 by then- governor mitt romney -- and the rocky start for the affordable care act. right now, the website is too slow, too many people have got stuck, and i am not happy about it. >> reporter:earlier wednesday on capitol hill -- it is not working. >> reporter:she faced 3-and- a-half hours of questioning, but health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius got the mea culpa out of the way, early on. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> reporter:four weeks after the launch of the website, healthcare-dot-gov, sebelius faced tough questions about the botched rollout. lawmak
. >>reporter: for the first time the obama administration issued direct apology for health car care.govern. >> i want to apologies to you that the web site has not work as well as it should. >> but no pl ji for the latest dust up over obama care. >> if you lake your plan you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. >> for 14 million americans who bay private health insurance that may not be true. the. >> now being told they can't. >> julie received a letter from her insurance company saying her private plan no longer exists. >> i'm not going to be the able to afford anything if i ever get sick. >> why is this happening? because insurance companies which offered cheap insurance like julie left 0out basic now required bio bama care. like hospital coverage. maternity. mental health or prescription drug. now forced to cancel those plans and replace them. julie new premium would be 210 dollars a month. three times more than she pay now if she takes the insurance company alternative. but 3 independent health care experts tell abc news julie and the othe
eight days ago and suspended the license. most of the staff, then, left. >> today, a top obama administration official faces a grilling before congress on the bungled rollout of the health care reform plan. katie marzullo has a preview. >> health and human services secretary will answer questions about healthcare.gov at 6:00 a.m. from prepared testimony we know she will blame the problem on the contractors who built the website. documents show the main contractor warned the government of the problems a month before the site went live. they wrote "we don't have access to monitoring and hub services are intermitently available." obama administration official who was responsible for the launch of the site has said he is sorry. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> this or, republicans will want to know when will the sites really be ready? how many have actually purchased insurance in why are some consumers seeing their current plans canceled when they were assured by president obama they could keep the insurance they had? a growing
. >> house republicans have been calling for her head over the botched obama care roll out. >> i hope what we hear from se sebelius is resignation. >> the nsa keith alexander says the u.s. has never gathered phone and e-mail you records of citizens in france and spain. >> there has not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. >> wall street stocks at an all time high. >> storm led to a series of deadly crash on an arizona highway. >> i jumped out and took off running down the road. >> nine hours to catch a black bear. >> a young boy jumped up on stage. a security guard bribed him with candy. >> a baby moved to tears by her mother's voice. >> all that. >> lakers go onto win by 13. >> the cardinals flight from st. louis was delayed more than seven hours for tonight's world series. >> and all that matters. >> 2013 walter a ward. >> journalism is not about scratching the surface. it is about going beneath the surface and finding the truth. >> on "cbs this morning." >> krispy kreme will give you a free doughnut when you wear your costume. >> if you're willing to dress up to
president obama repeatedly said if you like your insurance, you can keep it. >> so he has been on the same page from the very start. yet the regulations changed months after the bill was enacted. >> if someone is buying a new policy in the individual market today or last week, they will have consumer protections for the first time. >> some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not a crystal stem. you're taking away their choice. >> reporter: many republicans want sebelius fired but so far she is not leaving. danielle nottingham cbs news capitol hill. >> president obama arrived in boston where he is expected to defend obamacare. >>> the nation's budgets problems are back in the spotlight. house and senate negotiators are having their first formal talks since reaching a temporary deal to end the recent government shutdown. they are now aiming to reach a long-term agreement before the temporary budget expires january 15. >>> new details on the nsa spying scandal. now we are learning they allegedly tapped phones at the vatican, as well. the nsa spied on top cardinals as they prepared to
seat of the woman in charged of the obama website in her testimony. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> meanwhile new questions over promises made by obama. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. >> that's not exactly the case for millions of americans in the individual insurance market. the majority of americans with individual plans will find their policy changed or cancelled under obamacare rules. >> one of the addressed issues of the affordable care act designed to address was the need to provide greater security those americans who had no other options. >> washington i am shannon travis, ktvu channel 2 news >>> . >>> looks like it is here to stay, rosemary. >> yeah , we have a chilly start tomorrow. in fact, halloween looks quite nice, i will show you that in the extended forecast. let's take a look at the current numbers. temperatures in the 50s. 50 half-moon bay and 54 in concord and 58 in santa rosa. these numbers are i
. >> reporter: it's an unexpected reality of obama care being told through ant thatna antidotes and media. cbs news has confirmed with insurance companies across the country that more than 2 million people are getting notices they no longer can keep their existing plan. in california 279,000. in michigan 140,000. florida, 300,000. and in new jersey 800,000. and those numbers are certain to go even higher. some companies tell us they've sent letters, but they won't tell us how many. >> what we're seeing now is the reality. coming into play. >> reporter: industry experts like larry levitt of the kaiser family foundation say the insurance companies have no choice. obama care forces them to drop many of their plans that don't meet the law's ten minimum standards, including maternity care, emergency visits mental health treatment and even pediatric dental care. that means consumers have to sign on to new plans even if they don't want or need the more generous coverage. industry experts say about half of the people getting these letters will pay more. half will pay less tha
. most recently when president obama seemed to go to war with syria, the pope had a day of prayer to stop that and guess what, we're not at war with syria. according to the magazine, the n.s.a. has been categorizing the vatican's communication into four different categories. i want to take a look at them. there's leadership intentions, what they call leadership intentions, foreign policy objectives, human rights and then threats of the financial system. i find the last one to the financial system. what threats to the financial system does the vatican pose? >> that's a bit of a head scratcher because it doesn't have a particularly large amount of economic clout. occasionally they make comments about policy suggestion for how to help the world economy and how to help the world develop particularly in the developing world but it doesn't wield a lot of financial power. it isn't that big financially. it does have an institute. now, there's the institute for the works of religion which is kind of a bank that's set up to help coordinate charitable activities and currently the pope -- both pope f
what they're doing to motivate them. and why the obama administration says it's so important. >> the obama administration wants young people to sign up for obama care -- >> because of my income as a student. >> so now in an effort to woo healthy young people-- the white house is pushing a new study that shows nearly half of uninsured americans between the ages of 18 and 34 can get health insurance plans for less than 50 bucks a month. >> ultimately you need the young healthy people to be enrolled in order to keep the risk pool balanced and insure that you've got affordable premiums in the long run. >> without young people-- premiums could spike - or worse - too many sick, costly patients would be enrolled and the system could fail. but what's the incentive for a young person to sign up? with a problem plauged website -- signing up online has been a headache-- and for someone who is young and completely healthy. they may not feel the need to get insurance. but president barrack obama thinks otherwise. he made his case in a recent interview on fusion-tv. >> i kind of remember w
"satisfaction." a big change in policy for the obama administration over the spying scandal. >> tiger woods just lost a big at kaiser permanente we've reduced serious heart attacks by 62%, which makes days with grandpa jack 100% more possible. join us at kp.org and thrive. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> good morning, it is the last tuesday of october. looking to san francisco, mike says there is a "chance" of rain in the southern bay area today. he explain ahead. >> senate intelligence committee sharewoman senator feinstein is calling for a review of all intelligence allegations over n.s.a. spy on angela merkel and she was not told. her committee was not sa
had is wrong -- what is wrong with the obama website. can she save the important federal program and her job? plus this. >>> a huge flaming object believed to be a meteorite fell on a farm in the neighborhood of grover's mill, new jersey. >> 75 years old, the broadcast frightened listeners like never before. a look at orson wells' out-of-this-world performance. >>> and anger management after chris brown's latest arrest. the singer is making a decision on his future. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this wednesday, october 30th. >>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> all right. we begin with the obama administration facing a firestorm of criticism on two fronts. there's health care and an important hearing we will have more on that in a moment. >> but first the growing calls to stop spying on allies. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: under fire for allegedly spying on americans and america's friends. the nation's spy chief made no apologies. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and
-week span last month. most of the victims have been young women. >>> we learned today that president obama will visit san francisco for a fundraiser right before thanksgiving. the president will headline a democratic national committee luncheon at the sf jazz center on november 25th. this will mark president obama's fourth trip to san francisco this year and the president's 16th visit to the bay area since he took office in 2009. >>> a group of skydivers looking for a high-flying adventure got more than expected. they wanted to jump, but not because of this. ahead, the air scare that forced them to bail out just to survive. [shouting] >> the return of the new york marathon. how this year's race set a record. >> the winds have started to die down around the bay area. i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. get ready for nice days ahead before we cool back down. we'll look at the uncle go one,two,one,two,one [uncle]thistwo,one.cotch,okay? [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven
third of responsible departments saying the eligibility age should be below 65. >> president obama plans to make a stop in the bay area again later this month. the president will visit san francisco for a democratic national committee fundraiser at the jazz club on november 26th this will mark the fourth time this year president obama has visited the bay area. it's also the 16th time he has visited san francisco since taking office back in 2009. >>> a massive $800 million casino is about to hope in the north bay. the it will open tuesday just off hyper101, a few california touches and locally made wine and food. for those who smoke it will be allowed on most of the gaming floor, thole there will be areas where it's prohibited. the casino will employ 2200 people. >>> more than 3500 runners completed the u.s. half marathon in san francisco today. the race kicked off at 7:00 this morning. the course took runners across the golden gate bridge. the first to cross the finish line were anna lee of san francisco for the women, and greg wall-of san francisco for the men. >> still ahead on abc7 ne
the eligibility age should be below 65. >> president obama plans to make a stop in the bay area again later this month. the president will visit san francisco for a democratic national committee fundraiser at the jazz club on november 26th this will mark the fourth time this year president obama has visited the bay area. it's also the 16th time he has visited san francisco since taking office back in 2009. >>> a massive $800 million casino is about to hope in the north bay. the it will open tuesday just off hyper101, a few california touches and locally made wine and food. for those who smoke it will be allowed on most of the gaming floor, thole there will be areas where it's prohibited. the casino will employ 2200 people. >>> more than 3500 runners completed the u.s. half marathon in san francisco today. the race kicked off at 7:00 this morning. the course took runners across the golden gate bridge. the first to cross the finish line were anna lee of san francisco for the women, and greg wall-of san francisco for the men. >> still ahead on abc7 news at 6:00. freeze tag is a popular playgro
because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: ed head of cms says fixes since the launch have improved the website. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> it's working, just not at the speed we want and at the success rate we wanted. >> reporter: contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sebelius first learned of the problems and who did she tell. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> presid
they need. he said it won't be fixed until congress passes a new budget. >> the obama administration said the health care website should be working smoothly by the end of the month. experts said they were able to make progress despite computer crashes. on thursday a house committee released documents showing only six people were able to enroll on october 1st but three million tried to access it. the white house said those numbers are unofficial and said it'll release a accurate count in a couple of weeks. >>> a health care plan in alameda has been removed. it was one of 12 options available on the exchange. it was removed because it failed to get a necessary state license by the october 31st deadline. the state has told people who signed up with it that they must now pick another company. they could get back in to the exchange but it's not clear when. >>> later today there will be a covered california workshop and health fair in san jose. people will be able to get help with enrolling and also get blood pressure, dental and vision check ups. that event runs from ten to two at cherry wood
, people want. that exceeds or equal to competition out there. >> obama administration announced it's granting a six-week extension for americans to sign up for health insurance and avoid paying penalties. the deadline is now march 31. this is the wake of technical problem wtz health care.gov web site you've heard b yesterday a data center went down, stopping online enrollment. officials to face tough questions on capitol hill this week. web site has undergone a make over. the image of a woman known as obama care girl has been replaced by a graphic. president obama's social media operation fell victim to hackers. links april yeerg on the twitter feed and facebook page redirected users to a graphic video reportedly produced by syrian electric >> well, doctor convicted in the death of michael jackson is out of jail. >> if you weren't so ignorant, you would know he was not convicted of murder. >> the exchange overshadowed an uneventful release from jaichl he slipped out of the back door, out of sight of reporters. he served two years of a four year sentence fog causing the death by pro
house it was losing control of obama care. a letter obtained said strong leadership was missing and representation was in jeopardy. warning signs were ignored. >> cutler worked on the 2008 campaign and valued health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to larry summers in may 2010. i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out. cutler wrote no one was in charge that had experience in complex business start ups. he worried basic regulation, technology and policy and coordination would fail. you need people that understand how to work in the administration and people a that understand how to start and build a business. unfortunately they didn't get all of those people together. >> the white house dismissed these and other warnings. it relied on bureaucrat and senior health care advisors. fearful of constant attacks from republicans, the white house became secretive about the law's complexity and regulatory reach. >> it's frustrating. any time you want to see something succeed
obtained a new report showing the obama administration knew about problems with the health care website weeks before its launch, as cat l kathleen s heads to capitol hill toy for what's expected to be a contentious hearing. can she keep her job? >>> her hero. for the first time, the wife of a nevada teacher who was killed during that tragic school shooting speaks out. >> he has told everyone that everyone he loves and cared about, he would lay down his life for them, and that's exactly what he did that day. >> this morning, her surprising message to the gunman's family. >>> and show-steelers. the ohio state marching band's performances has the whole country talking. the story behind their amazing moves today, wednesday, october 30th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer alongside al roker and natalie morales. savannah is out in los angeles this morning after what she told me to describe as a triumphant app
's a live look >> the obama administration says it's extending the deadline for american's to sign up for the affordable care act. people now have until march 31st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax the announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. when it comes to leadership and personal responsibility, president barack obama has made his stance very clear: "the buck stops with me." jim sciutto has details. are >> are >> >> reporter: president obama wouldn't confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u-s allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel -- but in an interview with the new cable network fusion, he both defended u-s intelligence activities... >> "the national security operations generally have one purpose, and that is to make sure the american people are safe." >> reporter: and conceded.. that maybe, they've gone too far. >> "i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing." >> reporter: s
than a decade and show says president obama was also not informed. >> netflix made watching movies and t on demand easy and now toying with a new idea. according to all things digital, the company could distribute movies the same day they hit theaters. the executive made the comments over the weekend we. he added that the movies would be "big ones not just little movies." so far, they have not commented on the story but theater owners will oppose this plan. >> google is expanding the high-tech eyewear availability inviting 10,000 who are testing the glass to invite three each to buy the gadget. it costs $1,500. invites will go out in the coming weeks. >> everyone was warm yesterday. suddenly, bam, the change came. to you this morning. the best chance of rain on 152 is making a southern push and starting to fall apart. watch out in watsonville where you will see wet weather possibly right now. is the embarcadero and it is quiet. even with the cloud cover. there are patchy sprinkles possible and maybe a shower this morning as we head into the afternoon the chances will taper and we w
, the sequestration. is just not even enough confidence with the obama care in 2014. a lot of businesses are stating that they should wait. they want to wait before they get more demand. job growth is very problematic for the united states. maligned i'm already getting the word we have in this short. >> first, the winners and losers at 9:15 a.m.. will be right back. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. malig >> coming up on the kron4 morning news. health and human services secretary capelikathleen sebelius is apologizing for the obama care web site this morning. we will tell you what she is sane. >> the search
to be -- that this must be changed. >> another notable issue here, president obama is now considering a change. no more eavesdropping of world leaders. this comes after it was recently leaked that the united states has been listening to the phone calls of leaders from germany, france, spain, and several other countries. >>> the obama administration is also trying to regain america's trust after the botched rollout of his health insurance website. today, the official in charge made a public apology on capitol hill. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the american people and it is not acceptable. >> tavenner apologized to the millions of americans who have been unable to buy insurance under the new health care law. she's the first obama administrator to testify before congress about the website debacle. she was grilled by lawmakers. she promises the glitches will be fixed. kathleen sebelius will testify tomorrow. >>> it's always big news around here. 100 days and counting until the start of the 2014 olympics. this time it's in sochi, russia. like so many
the nation's trouble plagued healthcare website and as susan mcginnis reports, a top obama administration officials faces tough questions. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn taviner, the head of cms, says fixes
. another headache for the obama administration. then i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >>: that's maryland taverner the person responsible for the launch of the obama care website. she faced a barrage of questions but mostly she stuck to the script. >>: we will have those numbers available in mid november. >>: some lawmakers even got heated with each other. >>: are you really serious? you have eight legitimate alternative. we've gone through 44 votes. >>: but i was just a pregame even to what is coming creek health and human service secretary kathryn sibelius testified before a different committee. she now face similar question in the sunset it will be just another opportunity for political posturing. >>: some of that will be legitimate points of view questions being asked but there'll be a lot of political theater there to greet and some of the criticism i just don't take that seriously. but many argue the criticism is warranted. i'm end pain and reporting. >>anny: president obama may have promised americans they can keep their insuranc
allegations of nsa spying on euro allies have sent the obama administration scrambling. cristina mutchler has more on the latest u-s spy scandal. >> u.s. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the european area. they seek answers on the latest allegations of spying. there reported that the in as a monitor calls of 35 l. they have a document of a in as a leader and workefrom a nsa leakd snowden. the surveillance one of for over a decade in one newspaper reported that president obama was aware of it in 2010 and allowed it to continue. others have stated that the president knew nothing of this. >> much of this is a discarded. >> but this has not stopped serious fallout. they made an angry phone call to the president and that it has shaken their confidence with the united states. germany was in their own intelligence officials to washington looking for explanations. it remains to be seeing a pfennig in washington says will quieted their anchor. >> their anchorger. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news. a drive-by shooting at a halloween party in sacramento least one person dead and as many
up for obama care, you have an extra six weeks now. this has come after the botched efforts to get the website up and running. >>> what is google up to in the bay? well only on kpix5, what we discovered about the top secret operation. >>> a lawmaker under fire. why he said he would vote for slavery if he had to. >> and would you pay extra for soda? the push for an extra tax in one bay area city. slavery, if he had to. he s- he wasn't serious, and his s f context. >> a nevada assemblyman is coming under fire for saying he would vote for slavery if he had to. he said he wasn't serious and his words were taken out of context. we dug up the video and you be the judge. >> if that is what they want, i have to hold my nose and bite my tongue. but yeah, if that is what the citizens want who elected me, that is what they elected me for. >> nevada's governor and several senators called the comment outrageous, insensitive and wrong, and they want an apology. >>> google is up to something big on the bay, we told you about their top secret project on treasure island that involves a huge barge a
as new disclosure surface about government spying on global allies. mr. obama is calling for complete review of how our intelligence operates outside the country. among leaders whose calls were monitored german chancellor angela merkel. administration official says eavesdropping on friendly heads of state may end but no decision has been made. >>> people living along the northeast coast are remembering the nightmare that tore communities apart a year ago. vinita nair on how one of the hardest hit towns is still rebuilding from super storm sandy. >> reporter: construction crews are still hard at work in breezy point one year later removing pieces of an old foundation. at least half the neighborhood is not back in their homes after the super storm caused massive flooding and triggered an electrical fire. marty ingram was the fire chief. >> there had to be 70 homes fully engaged with flames 60 or 80 feet high. >> reporter: he spent six months rebuilding his home. >> i can't believe it's a year. it's just been a blur. >> reporter: sandy caused an estimated $50 billion in damage across the
out by the new law. reportedly, the obama administration has known about this for the past three years. the white house says in most cases those with canceled policies will be automatically shifted to plans with better protections. >>> and here in california, the director of the state health program says he plans to reveal enrollment numbers in mid- november. peter lee says once the figures are posted, they will be very detailed broken down by city, age of enrollees and which kind of plans they have selected. >>> barry bonds is, again, trying to get his obstruction of justice conviction overturned. yesterday, the home run leader's legal team filed a question with the circuit court of appeals in san francisco to reconsider the refusal to overturn his conviction. last month, the three-judge panel upheld the conviction linked to the balco steroids scandallal. they are -- scandal. they are asking for an 11-judge panel to reconsider the case. >>> partly to mostly cloudy and cool temperatures in store for your afternoon. giving you a look outdoors, partly sunny skies in san francisco and the
. >>> tomorrow morning, the federal official in charge of the obama care rollout will testify in congress. tonight, there's more trouble. for the second time in three days, an outage has kept customers from submitting new applications. it's had glitches since it launched october 1. earlier today, the administrator of medicare and medicaid appeared before congress and vowed to fix all the problems by the end of next month. >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov, i want to apologize the website has not worked as well as it should. >> officials say a problem has to do with network issues. >>> a twitter feed has changed all in the name of commerce. starting today, users will see photos and videos in the feed. in the past, you had to clix expand within a tweet to see the pictures. some analysts poim out it's easier to see the advertisements. twitter is getting ready to offer its ipo next week. >>> a new and shocking way to stop a thief from making off with your iphone. it's an iphone case and stun gun in one. the case delivered a 650 kilovolt charge. if you're
. >>> the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. -- the information the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. >>> the white house reportedly was warned about the problems with its national health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was alread
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to the problems with the rollout of obama care. >> let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> that apology wasn't enough for some members of congress. they pressed her as to why no one has been fired over problems with the website. she deflected saying she should be held responsible for the problems. when questioned about people losing their insurance plans, she said it was up to the insurance companies. >>> history tonight in boston as fans got to experience something that hasn't been done since babe ruth was wearing a red sox jersey. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years. the red sox are world champions. >> red sox close out the cardinals with a 6-1 victory taking the world series in six games. fans poured into the streets to celebrate the third world championship. this one a little sweeter than previous titles. not only did they win at home, it comes a little after six months since the deadly bombings at the boston marathon. >>> google is keeping its secret. what we are uncovering about these mystery barges in
friday for comments the elder made about president obama. >> the pastor spoke at a tea party rally in 2012 where he said " we need to send barack obama back to chicago--i would like to send him back to king yet in " >> in dallas the center responded to what he called his father's joke. >> " well i love my father. he is a pastor. he is a man of deep integrity and he made a joke. it was an ill advised and joke, and sadly those who are trying to play the politics of personal destruction are trying to smear him and use that to attack me. that's a shame, but it was an ill advised joke in " >> the center declined to answer additional questions about his father. >> new york officials are acting up security for the city's marathon with a million dollars spent on security. >> the new york police commissioner is saying tomorrows marathon will be the best protected race runners can enter. >> the route will have for bomb sniffing dogs, mobile cameras and dozens of police officers on the ground. >> high-tech surveillance cameras will also be used. volunteers have been prescreened and will be sc
. president obama posted in the huffington post and said does it make a difference if the firefighter rescues is gay or the mechanic who toos your taxes or -- who does your taxes or who fixes your car? tim cook argued, we found that when people feel valued for who they are, they have the comfort and confidence to do the best work of their lives. all 55 democrats and at least five republicans in this senate support this bill so it is likely it will get the 60 votes needed to pass. it's doubtful the republican- controlled house will sign on. in washington, i'm kyla campbell, back to you. >>> san francisco police hope a surveillance photo will help them find a missing brazilian sturnt. the photo was taken on halloween on 16th in the mission. it shows a man using a credit card belonging to 23-year-old paulo netto. several days earlier, his mother and sister say they received a panicked call from netto who has been missing for a work and he says people were following him and he was in trouble. >>> police in davis are investigating what appears to be an attempt to blow up a fraternity house. studen
president obama and the administration promised people if they liked their plans, they could keep them. this is what mike thompson from the bay area talks about. more at 8:15. back to you. >> thank you. >>> more trouble for the healthcare.gov website last night. maintenance kept customers from submitting applications. verizon one of the contractors working on the website says government officials asked government officials to provide them extra computing and storage facility. the website appears to be back up and running this morning. >>> later on today, president obama flies to boston and calling for patience with the rollout of the affordable care act. he will talk about the problems massachusetts had when it launched its own insurance reform which is now very popular. >>> the government released how much social security will increase next year. the annual cost of living adjustment is 1.5%. this makes it one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted back in 1975. the cost of living announcement was scheduled for two weeks ago but it was delayed by the governm
for the launch of obama care. the latest concern is the website secure. >> would you commit today secretary to shut down the system and do a security test so these americans can have their information. >> if you read the memo. >> i have read it. >> reporter: on capitol hill wednesday kathleen sebelius was grilled about a memo, which just three days before the october 1st launch date warned that security testing of the site was not finished. exposing a level of uncertainty that could be deemed as a high risk. sebelius insisted that monitoring and testing is under way. >> the october 1 deadline became so important that everything else fell by the wayside. >> reporter: according to the former head of the social security administration under presidents bush and obama, who spoke to nbc michael isikoff, before the crippled site debuted some within the obama administration questioned the adequacy of its privacy protection. >> there were shortcuts taken on the quality of the information technology and they decided simply to ignore the privacy rights of americans. >> reporter: healthcare.gov privacy
:new questions over promises made by obama: >>"if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" >>"if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" >> reporter:that's not exactly the case for millions of americans in the individual insurance market. >> reporter:an insurance industry source says: >> reporter:the majority of americans with individual plans will will find their policies changed or even canceled under obamacare rules. >> reporter:the white house says those whose plans change drastically will be able to buy more comprehensive coverage. >> "one of the issues that the affordable care act was designed to address was the need to provide greater security to those americans who had no other option." >> reporter:and i'm shannon travis.kron-4 news. bellthe nfl trade deadline came and went today without much fanfare >> catherine: kron four executive sports producer jason appelbaum is here. to tell us if the 49ers or raiders made any moves. >> reporter: the 49ers' stood at six and two with a five game win streak coming by double digits scorning 30 more planes which mak
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